The Michelangelo, An Extremely Advanced Prosthetic Hand Designed for Everyday Activities


The Michelangelo is a state-of-the-art prosthetic hand created by Austin, Texas-based medical manufacturer Ottobock that is designed to help wearers perform everyday activities like opening toothpaste tubes and holding credit cards. The hand, which was recently approved by the FDA, is meant to make sometimes complex day-to-day activities as effortless as possible.

A feature that is a result of those advances and especially appealing to Andrew and other upper limb amputees is Michelangelo’s physiological design with its various hard and soft structures that model bones, joints, muscles and tendons. The look and feel of the hand is extremely natural and is a key contributing factor to a user’s acceptance of the prosthetic device.

image via Ottobock

Brian Heater
Brian Heater